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1. CURFEW TIMESThe agreed curfew times during weekdays (Sunday night through Thursday night) will be at 9:00 PM. The curfew time has been carefully considered to ensure that it allows for adequate rest before school and other weekday obligations. The curfew time accounts for any evening activities such as homework, sports, or social gatherings that may occur during the week. It also provides a clear and consistent time that both parties can rely on.
The agreed curfew times during weekends (Friday night and Saturday night) will be at 11:00 PM. Recognizing the increased likelihood of social events and activities during the weekend, a later curfew has been established. This time also ensures that there is still an adequate amount of rest time before the next day’s activities.
2. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES OR LATENESSThe person under curfew must notify the responsible party (parents/guardians) of any changes to plans that may affect their ability to be home by curfew time. If there is a delay or a change in plans, the individual must contact the responsible party no later than 30 minutes before the curfew time to discuss the changes. It is crucial to remember that communication is key to trust and understanding. Providing timely information allows for adjustments and prevents misunderstandings.
In the event the individual is running late and has not previously notified the responsible party, they must contact the responsible party as soon as possible. The individual must provide a reason for the delay and an estimated time of arrival. This ensures that everyone is informed, and the responsible party is not left worrying unnecessarily.
3. CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING CURFEWBreaking curfew is a breach of trust and will have consequences. The first instance will be treated as a warning, with a discussion about the importance of the curfew agreement.
Upon the second instance, the individual will face a one-week reduction in curfew time. The weekday curfew will be moved to 8:00 PM and the weekend curfew will be moved to 10:00 PM. This will serve as a reminder of the importance of the curfew agreement and the individual’s responsibility to adhere to it.
If curfew is broken for a third time, the consequences will become more severe. The individual will lose their weekend privileges for two weeks. This means they must remain at home during the weekend nights, except for any pre-agreed upon family events or obligations. This consequence is meant to show the gravity of repeatedly breaking the curfew agreement.
Additionally, the responsible party has the right to impose additional reasonable consequences based on the circumstances of each breach. This could include chores, grounding, or loss of other privileges.
4. AGREEMENT SIGNATURESBy signing below, both parties acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to adhere to this curfew contract. Each party understands the importance of the curfew times, the need for timely notification of changes, and the consequences of breaking curfew. ____________________________________
Name of Individual Under Curfew
Name of Responsible Party
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